If you could peek back in time and see me at my desk as a high school student, I might appear to be studiously pouring over a textbook. What I was really looking at was this:
One day a classmate handed me the first volume of the romance manga Mars (by Fuyumi Soryo), and I was hooked. That picture up there is a snapshot I took of a copy of the first volume I've had since highschool. I spent hours reading romance mangas (Japanese comic books) behind my textbooks, on the bus and at home. That's how I fell in love with the romance genre - later, as an adult, I began reading romance novels, too.
So that's how I fell in love with the romance genre. If you're here at my blog for Romancing the Hop, you're probably a romance lover too. How did you fall in love with the romance genre? Leave a comment - including your e-mail address - telling me how and you'll be entered in a random drawing for some fabulous prizes.
1st Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet - winner's choice
2nd Prize: $130 Amazon or B&N gift card - winner's choice
3rd Prize: large swag pack (US only)
My Individual Prize: A signed, personalized paperback copy of my tattoo romance Hot Ink (see below)
My bestselling ebook Hot Ink came out in paperback this month. Here I am with
my hands on Eric the sexy tattoo artist hero a copy. ;) In addition to being put in the running for the grand prizes, all commenters will also be included in a random drawing for a signed, personalized paperback copy of Hot Ink.
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'A delightful story of love, tattoos, responsibility, fate and taking chances.' -Manic Readers
'A lot of great sexual tension.' -Ms. Romantic Reads
Mina never meant to fall for her sexy tattoo artist, Eric, or to become a model. But when she's asked to pose in a photo shoot for the Hot Ink tattoo studio, she can't say no. She finally gets a look at Eric's tattoos when they're cajoled into posing together, and in a few breathtaking moments, an on-camera kiss turns the passion they're asked to fake into something very real, leaving them both wanting more. The only problem is that Mina's not the glamour girl she looks like on the Hot Ink posters, or even in a tattoo magazine. She's only twenty-four, but being the sole guardian of her disabled younger sister has left her feeling much older. Will Eric still be interested when he gets to know the girl behind the ink and the make-up and finds out that she and her little sister are a package deal?
Also a bestselling ebook, available wherever ebooks are sold, such as:
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Thanks for stopping by and being a part of Romancing the Hop! :)
Did you know?
A Taste of Honey, the third book in my bestselling Half Moon Shifters Series, releases on September 21st.
Find out more about my Half Moon Shifters Series and read free excerpts from all of my one-dozen + erotic romances at:
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